Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Events DC to Host Olympic Day DC, June 24 at CityCenterDC

From our friends at Events DC...

Events DC to Host Olympic Day DC in Celebration of the 2016 Summer Olympics

#OlympicDayDC will promote the Olympic movement with local athlete appearances and interactive sports experiences at CityCenterDC on Friday, June 24

On Friday, June 24, Events DC will host Olympic Day DC in celebration of the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics and will showcase interactive sports experiences for residents to enjoy. The event will be held from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at CityCenterDC, located on I Street between 10th and 11th Streets on the pavilion.

Olympic Day DC will feature local athlete appearances and interactive sports experiences from pole vaulting and power lifting to wrestling, boxing, fencing and Paralympic basketball. The event is designed to educate and excite local residents and visitors, while promoting the ideals of the Olympic movement.

This event is one of more than 2,000 Olympic Day events taking place nationwide during the month of June, supported by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and around the world. There are over 160 countries that take part in the annual celebration. Olympic Day, created in 1948 to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games, focuses on the Olympic values and ideals such as fair play, perseverance, respect and sportsmanship.

Friday, June 24, 2016; 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

CityCenterDC Pavillion (outside of Momofuku CCDC)
I Street, between 10th and 11th Streets
Metro: Gallery Place-Chinatown (Green, Blue, Orange, Chinatown exit);
Mount Vernon Square (Green)

About Events DC:
Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, deliver premier event services and flexible venues across the nation’s capital. Leveraging the power of a world-class destination and creating amazing attendee experiences, Events DC generates economic and community benefits through the attraction and promotion of business, athletic, entertainment and cultural activities. Events DC oversees the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, an anchor of the District’s hospitality and tourism economy that generates over $400 million annually in total economic impact, and the historic Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square. Events DC manages the Stadium-Armory campus, which includes Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium and surrounding Festival Grounds, the non-military functions of the DC Armory and Maloof Skate Park at RFK Stadium. Events DC also built and now serves as landlord for Nationals Park, the first LEED-certified major professional sports stadium in the United States. The most recent addition is Gateway DC, an innovative and versatile space featuring a covered and open-air pavilion in the center of a 1-acre park, conveniently located in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC. For more information, please visit www.eventsdc.com or find us on social media - Facebook (Events DC) Twitter (@ConventionsDC and @DCSportsEnt) and Instagram (@EventsDC.)

About CityCenterDC:
CITYCENTERDC is a pedestrian-friendly, 10-acre neighborhood, located in the heart of Downtown Washington, DC. The project is home to more than 270,000 square feet of retail space, featuring a unique mix of local, national and international brands such as Herm├Ęs, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Dior, Burberry, Loro Piana, Salvatore Ferragamo, CH Carolina Herrera, Paul Stuart, Arc'teryx, Allen Edmonds, BOSS Hugo Boss, kate spade new York, TUMI, Lilith, Eres, Vince, and Zadig & Voltaire. Restaurants include Momofuku, Milk Bar, Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House, Mango Tree, Centrolina, Fig & Olive and DBGB Kitchen and Bar. In addition, the project encompasses 520,000 square feet of prime office space, 458 rental apartment units and 216 condominium units, a 1,550 space parking garage, a public park, a central plaza and pedestrian-oriented streets and alleyways. CityCenterDC’s ceremonial entrance off H Street Northwest features The Gateway at CityCenter, one of the world’s largest and most breathtaking video art installations. Construction of the Conrad Washington, DC, a 370-room luxury hotel with 70,000 square feet of additional retail space, commences in 2016. For more information, visit www.citycenterdc.com.